Beyond 1080p: six-inch WQXGA phablets could arrive next year

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You know it had to happen: no sooner do we finally start coming around to the idea of 1080p screens on smartphones – that maybe they’re not completely overkill and can meaningfully contribute to a phone’s specs – when now there’s talk of handsets with even higher resolutions. According to some industry sources, we could start seeing devices arrive in 2014 with six-inch WQXGA screens: that’s a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

We’re already familiar with such high-res displays, but in much larger sizes, like the 10-inch component on the Nexus 10. While a WQXGA screen that size still has a respectable 300ppi, when we shrink things down to the six-inch range, density shoots up to 500ppi. Compared to a 1080p display, we’re talking about nearly twice as many pixels.

Companies like Toshiba and Sharp have already developed six-inch WQXGA panels, and now it seems to be a matter of waiting to see who’s going to be first to try building a phablet around one. What do you say, could this be how next year’s Galaxy Note 4 arrives?

Source: ETNews (Google Translate)
Via: phoneArena

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